A NURSE who siphoned £140,000 from her six-year-old son’s cancer treatment fund has been allowed to keep her job.
Stacey Worsley stole thousands of pounds in donations made to a crowdfunding page for Toby Nye and blew the money on online gambling. Toby died last year.
The 32-year-old, from Leeds, admitted fraud by abuse of position last year and was handed a two-year suspended sentence.
Now, a Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) tribunal has decided to hand her a 12-month suspension. Toby was diagnosed with neuroblastoma in 2017, which sparked a £200,000 fundraising appeal backed by Leeds United. Worsley, a mother-of-three, was in charge of his JustGiving page but placed bets on gambling websites.
She apologised to the NMC panel and said it had been an ‘extremely difficult time’.
It ruled that striking her off would be ‘disproportionate and overly punitive’.